OG Anunoby

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OG Anunoby
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Anunoby with the Toronto Raptors in 2018
No. 3 – Toronto Raptors
PositionSmall forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born (1997-07-17) July 17, 1997 (age 22)
London, England
NationalityBritish / Nigerian
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High schoolJefferson City
(Jefferson City, Missouri)
CollegeIndiana (2015–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23rd overall
Selected by the Toronto Raptors
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–presentToronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Ogugua "OG" Anunoby Jr. (born July 17, 1997) is a British professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers.

Personal life[edit]

Anunoby was born in London, England to Nigerian parents and raised in Jefferson City, Missouri, where his late father was a professor at Lincoln University.[1] His brother, Chigbo Anunoby, has played for the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL).[2]

High school career[edit]

Anunoby played for Jefferson City High School.[3] During his senior season, he averaged 19.1 points and 8.6 rebounds per game and was named a finalist for Mr. Basketball in the state of Missouri.[4] In October 2014, Anunoby chose to attend Indiana University[5] over Georgia, Iowa, George Mason, and Ole Miss.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
OG Anunoby
F
Jefferson City, MO Jefferson City HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Oct 14, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "Indiana Commit List for 2015". Rivals.com.
  • "Indiana Hoosiers". ESPN.com.
  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

As a freshman in 2015–16 at Indiana, Anunoby appeared in 34 games, averaging 4.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists per game.[6][7]

Sophomore year[edit]

Anunoby was selected as a Preseason All-American by The Sporting News.[8] On January 18, 2017, Anunoby injured his right knee against Penn State, causing him to undergo season-ending knee surgery.[9] On April 10, 2017, Anunoby declared his intention to enter the 2017 NBA Draft and hire an agent, ending his tenure with the Hoosiers.[10]

Professional career[edit]

Toronto Raptors (2017–present)[edit]

On June 22, 2017, Anunoby was selected with the 23rd overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors.[11] On July 9, he signed a rookie-scale contract with the Raptors.[12] On November 14, Anunoby made his first career start, against the Houston Rockets.[13] He finished the game with 16 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal in 30 minutes. By December 15 he led starter rookies in offensive and defensive rating, besides having the third most True Scoring % and best Turnover-to-Assist ratio for a non-guard.[14] On April 3, 2018, he hit his first ever buzzer beater, against the Cleveland Cavaliers.[15]

On January 29, 2019, Anunoby was named a member of the World Team for the 2019 Rising Stars Challenge.[16] In April 2019, Anunoby had an emergency appendectomy,[17] which caused him to miss most of the Raptors' championship playoff run. He dressed for the NBA Finals but did not play.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Anunoby won an NBA championship

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017–18 Toronto 74 62 20.0 .471 .371 .629 2.5 .7 .7 .2 5.9
2018–19 Toronto 67 6 20.2 .453 .332 .581 2.9 .7 .7 .3 7.0
Career 141 68 20.1 .461 .351 .605 2.7 .7 .7 .3 6.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2018 Toronto 10 10 23.8 .558 .448 .727 2.1 .7 .6 .4 7.9
Career 10 10 23.8 .558 .448 .727 2.1 .7 .6 .4 7.9

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2015–16 Indiana 34 0 13.7 .569 .448 .476 2.6 .5 .8 .8 4.9
2016–17 Indiana 16 10 25.1 .557 .311 .563 5.4 1.4 1.3 1.3 11.1
Career 50 10 17.4 .563 .365 .522 3.5 .8 1.0 .9 6.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How OG Anunoby went from an undiscovered recruit to a March Madness sensation". sbnation.com. Retrieved June 24, 2017.
  2. ^ Benge, James (November 23, 2017). "The NBA Score: OG Anunoby on growing up in London, guarding James Harden and British basketball". London Evening Standard. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ The unexpected rise of Hoosiers freshman OG Anunoby
  4. ^ "Mr. Show-Me Finalist". Mobca.org. April 10, 2015.
  5. ^ Hoosiers land 2015 wing OG Anunoby
  6. ^ IU player profile: High hope for OG Anunoby
  7. ^ Indiana's OG Anunoby could be the NBA's next great lockdown defender
  8. ^ "Anunoby Third-Team All-American". SportingNews.com. November 5, 2016.
  9. ^ "Anunoby out for season". ESPN.com. January 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "Hoosiers' OG Anunoby to enter draft, hire agent". ESPN.com. April 10, 2017.
  11. ^ Loung, Steven (June 22, 2017). "Person of Interest: New Raptors draft pick OG Anunoby". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "Raptors Sign First-Round Pick OG Anunoby". Toronto Raptors. July 9, 2017. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  13. ^ Sharp, Jordan (November 15, 2017). "OG Anunoby scores 16 in first career start for RaptorsOG Anunoby scores 16 in first career start for Raptors". numberfire. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  14. ^ "Players General Advanced". nba.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  15. ^ Vardon, Joe (April 3, 2018). "Jose Calderon dominates Kyle Lowry, Cavaliers beat Raptors, 112-106". cleveland.com. Retrieved April 9, 2018. OG Anunoby's 3-pointer as time expired
  16. ^ https://www.nba.com/article/2019/01/29/2019-mtn-dew-ice-rising-stars-roster-official-release
  17. ^ "OG Anunoby Injury Update". nba.com.

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